Thursday, June 08, 2006

Absolutely Disgusting

I have never been much of an Ann Coulter fan. In order to create controversy and sell books, she makes intentionally provocative, over-the-top statements that while amusing to some, in my opinion unnecessarily discredit legitimate conservative causes. (Personally, I prefer George Will and Charles Krauthammer as intellectual voices for conservatism).

However, she has absolutely gone beyond the pale with her recent comments on NBC's Today show:
LAUER: On the 9-11 widows, and in particular a group that had been critical of the administration:
COULTER: “These self-obsessed women seem genuinely unaware that 9-11 was an attack on our nation and acted like as if the terrorist attack only happened to them. They believe the entire country was required to marinate in their exquisite personal agony. Apparently, denouncing Bush was part of the closure process.”

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband’s death so much.”

Whereas I don't agree with all the political pronouncements of certain groupings of 9/11 widows, the thought of anybody "enjoying" the death of a spouse in the conflict against Islamic terrorism is ignorant beyond belief.

I strongly agree with Hugh Hewitt, the conservative blogger and radio host, who wrote "Ann Coulter owes an apology to the widows of 9/11, and she should issue it immediately. This is beyond callous, beyond any notion of decency. It is disgusting."